[Gvsig_english] Set EPSG:4326 as default CRS for new views (gvSIG feature requests #753)

Antonio Falciano afalciano at yahoo.it
Fri Jun 15 09:49:56 CEST 2012

Hi all,
IMHO geographically speaking, EPSG:4326, i.e. a global CRS, is much
neutral than a national one, like EPSG:23030. We generally use WGS84 from
all countries! Furthermore, I often see how several (not only basic)
users adopt EPSG:23030 improperly, while using EPSG:4326 would have the
advantage to represent projected coordinates in degrees in the status
bar and so encouraging us to change the CRS of the view accordingly with
our geodata. Without talking about web services which use only WGS84
geographic coordinates...!
I'm agree with Ben about an initial agnostic CRS (for instance, useful
in local surveys), however if there's the need to initialize a CRS in
gvSIG, I think that EPSG:4326 is better, because covers the most part of
user needs and it represents the best possible compromise.
@Francisco: thanks for opening the ticket #779!


Il 14/06/2012 13.10, Francisco Puga ha scritto:
> Hi,
> I don't have a strong opinion on this, so i encourage people to
> express themselves before make the change.
> Anyway, i'm not sure, but i think that there are some places in the
> code that 23030 is hardcoded, so it should be identified and changed.
> This can have secondary effects, so i don't feel comfortable making
> the change for 1.12.
> I open a ticket for the 1.x branch.
>   https://devel.gvsig.org/redmine/issues/779
> Again, thanks for point this Antonio.
> 2012/6/13 Benjamin Ducke<benducke at fastmail.fm>:
>> I don't think there is any good default for a spatial
>> reference system. The only thing that makes sense IMHO
>> would be to allow users to work without any SRS at all
>> and to set one when/if they choose to.
>> Btw. you can set the default SRS for new views in
>> the program preferences, so whatever the gvSIG default
>> may be: it's easy to change it permanently.
>> Best,
>> Ben
>> --
>> Benjamin Ducke
>> {*} Geospatial Consultant
>> {*} GIS Developer
>>   benducke AT fastmail.fm
>> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012, at 18:39, Antonio Falciano wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I think that this feature request [1] could be directly applied
>>> since gvSIG 1.12. What do you think about it?
>>> Cheers,
>>> Antonio
>>> [1] https://devel.gvsig.org/redmine/issues/753

Antonio Falciano

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